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I need a remedy for the dreaded LOOK squeak.(13 posts)

I need a remedy for the dreaded LOOK squeak.inallston
May 2, 2003 3:06 PM
It used to only happen in the rain, but in the past week and a half the squeak had appeared in dry conditions. This morning it was so annoying I cut my ride short. I thought about getting a different system but I don't want part with my jaja pedals. I know this topic has come up before, but the archive it too darn big to search.
Thanks in advance.

May 2, 2003 4:32 PM
I little dry lube once a week. Maybe more often if necessary. That should take care of it.
re: I need a remedy for the dreaded LOOK squeak.BaadDawg
May 2, 2003 5:45 PM
Not that I have tried it but they say some Ice Wax or White Lightening on the pedals even the cleats too and let it sit for an hour is supposed to fix the creak.
what works for mebianchi boy
May 2, 2003 7:35 PM
Take some sand paper and sand off the gray shiny spots that develop where the cleats rub the pedals Squeak goes away. I've tried all sorts of lubes, but sanding works better.
Thin coat of Phil Wood bearing greasejtlmd
May 2, 2003 8:07 PM
The squeak seems to disappear after my cleats get a few hundred miles on them. Besides keeping the cleats dry I've tried WD-40, Armor-all, White Lightning and the sanding. Overall the grease seems to work best when its acting up (I use covers on my cleats when walking now because getting them dirty or wet seems to cause more noise.)
Thin coat of Phil Wood bearing greaseQuentinCassidy
May 5, 2003 6:49 AM
I agree with the Phil Wood grease. Yes, it was a pain in the neck, collected tons of dirt, got grease on everything I owned, and needed to be completely re-applied every single ride... but it was definitely the only thing that ever worked for me.
re: I need a remedy for the dreaded LOOK squeak.Dr_Octalink
May 2, 2003 9:49 PM
In dry conditions try talc on the cleat. By the way, are the small black rubber bumpers in the cleat still there?
Try fresh cleats and lube hinge spring on pedal. Clean pedal surface with rubbing alcohol.
It could also be the shoe - grease and tighten bolts and try SIDI bolts (bigger heads and easier to tighten).
re: I need a remedy for the dreaded LOOK squeak.amflyer
May 3, 2003 8:12 AM
I've come to believe that it is the plastic that the LOOK brand cleats are made of that causes the propensity to squeek itself. I've had three pairs of LOOK cleats squeek like crazy, and three pair of non-LOOK (but LOOK compatible) replacements that fixed the problem. Could be as well that one type or the other is made to slightly different tolerances. Futher supporting my "different plastic" theory is the fact that the non-LOOK's seem to wear much, much longer that the LOOK's. Just my opinion.

Worth a try if it's cutting down on ride time.

Generic No-stick Cooking Spray!pappy_d
May 3, 2003 8:21 AM
I used Fred Meyer's generic cooking spray on my squeeky Looks months ago- not a sound since. I don't like to use grease because I put my cleat covers(which will get some grease in them) in my jersey pocket- doesn't washout as well.

-I'm sure you could used olive oil if you're into the Italian thing, or butter in the true tradition of the French.
Need lube that does not attract dirtLC
May 3, 2003 9:53 AM
Silicon spray works best. Put some on the pedal and the cleat and it will be gone for a very long time. Leave it dry overnight before using it.
May 3, 2003 7:08 PM
This is my solution and worked the best for me. Make sure you get under the front cleat hook.
Thanks for the input. nminallston
May 3, 2003 12:51 PM
I use dry silicone spray made for ...Live Steam
May 3, 2003 7:14 PM
dry fly fishing on the pedals. Keep the cleats and pedals clean and spray with silicone and the squeak should abate.